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to the savings bond as we know it. a look at the changes coming from the treasury department. rupert murdoch's media empire under fire overseas, and now possible >> we are back with major developments in the phone hacking scandal across the atlantic. >> news corp.'s rupert murdoch has withdrawn his takeover bid for britain's sky broadcasting. this comes as a criminal investigation gets under way into the phone hacking a firestorm. back to the newsroom with developments in the story. >> it is being called britain's watergate, and since rupert murdoch has a major media presence in the u.s. and worldwide, the scandal is being closely watched here in washington. >> it started with a simple royal me injury for prince william, reported in 2005 by "news of the world." that leak led to a police investigation and charges the paper hacked into the house of windsor's phone lines, but it was not until this month that the british public learned from britain's "guardian" newspaper that politicians murder victims, and many others had also been have. today, after a meeting at 10 downing street, the family o
answers questions from parliament about the phone hacking scandal. that's after media mogul rupert murdoch and his son testified yesterday. the bbc's nick robinson reports from london. >> reporter: the policemen, in case you wondered, are there to protect rupert and james murdoch, not take them in for questioning. the tycoon's wife windi was behind him offering physical and emotional support. his son and once heir apparent sat anxiously and protectively at his side throughout. >> i would like to say as well just how sorry i am and how sorry we are. >> reporter: they were sorry. they were humble. but who's fault was the criminality in their company? >> mr. rdoch, do you accept ultimately you are responsible for this whole fiasco? >> no. >> you are not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >> reporter: who that was, he wouldn't say. >> this is not as an excuse. maybe it's an explanation. "the news of the world" is less than 1% of our company. i employ 53,000 people around the world. >> reporter: in recent years, news i
at the same time as mr. rupert murdoch entered the market. mr. murdoch, in myy view, has debotched british public life. >> forgive the individual by all means. but you can't forget. >> reporter: that is media tycoon rupert murdoch. he bought the legendary london tabloid 42 years ago, and with it staggering profits, built a global media empire. in the u.s., murdoch owns fox news, "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and a lot more. he is even bigger here in britain, where he owns a major tv network and almost 40% of the newspapers sold, including "the news of the world." this week, that paper found itself at the center of a scandal so big, so rotten, that despite its massive profitable, it is being abruptly closed after 168 years. today, the man who sends reporters out in search of stories was in sun valley, i.d. i, where he ran from reporters. >> i'm not making any comments. >> reporter: it was left to his son and air heir to speak for t company. >> we now know the practices that we're talking about here were such that we've fundamentally breeched a trust with our readers. . >> r
in the world. the murdoch clan. and all his professional life, the billionaire patriarch rupert has been asking the questions, not answering them. well, all that changed today, when he and his son and a top lieutenant were called before the british parliament to explain the criminal behavior of journalists at one of their tabloid papers. the murdochs have issued a public apology. but the public uproar continues. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: he's the dfather of a media syndicate that he runs like a family business. a $40 billion business that probably touches your life every day. are you a gleek? that's own fox, owned by news corp. "mr. popper's penguins," distributed by news corp. fox news channel, theirs, as well. so is "the wall street journal," "the new york post" and five of brit tape's most popular newspapers. rupe rupert's net worth is in the $7 billion range. and forbes list of most powerful people, he's number 13, right after the president of russia. today, the aging titan had a taste of humble pie. quite literal lir. a shaving cream pie stuffed in his face. the culprit, a br
an investigation into possible phone hacking of 9/11 victims. we'll have the latest on the embattled rupert murdoch. >>> virgins for life. it is a wedding with no visible groom, because she is a bride of jesus christ. >> i have people ask me that, how is the marriage going? >> tonight, we meet women known as consecrated virgins. >>> and, the emcee. he's gone from the not ready to primetime players, to playing the white house, and now the espys. seth myers is tonight's "seriously funny." >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," july 13th, 2011. >> good evening, i'm bill weir. there is suspicion tonight in the wake of the september 11th attacks, british journalists used bribery and wiretapping to access the voice mail of victims and their families. a new york congressman has asked the fbi to investigate news corporation, which owns fox news and the now shamed "news of the world." at the center of the scandal is the man who built news corp, rupert murdoch. and abc's jeffrey kofman has the latest. >> rep
and it comes after another stunning arrest. rupert murdoch's protege this time. where will the dom knows end? >>> the heat wave. the dangerous heat spreading across the nation. more than three dozen states now on alert tonight. it's going to be a stifling week ahead. >>> home free? casey anthony out of prison tonight. a smile from the mother, but this is what she heard in return. >> caylee! >>> and, happy birthday. on the eve of nelson mandela's 93rd birthday, an exclusive interview. what he told her and howow he sd it changed her forever. >>> good evening. and we begin this sunday night with that dramatic ending. the u.s. versus japan in the final of the women's world cup soccer tournament in germany. it was a tense, hard-fought battle, so evenly matched. the u.s. playing for its third world title. japan, carrying the hopes of a nation that's endured so much heartbreak this year. with just minutes to play, the u.s. scored, victory so close. as you might have seen, japan soon answered. it would all come down to those penalty kicks. abc's deborah roberts is on assignment in frankfurt tonight.
and as rupert murdoch rushes to london, trying to protect his media empire. >>> winning the war? tonighgh the stunning statement by the new defense secretary. what he's now saying about al qaeda. >>> courage and candor. remembering the first lady who bravely spoke ababt that moment her husband and family confronted her about addiction. >>> on the red carpet. prince william and kate in california tonight. this evening, british royalty, meeting hollywood's royalty. tom nks to barbra streisand. who is on the list tonight? >>> and payday. on a day of baseball history. >> that is struck deep to left field. >> the fans actually getting paid to watch this historic home run. >>> good evening on this saturday night. as we come on the air this evening, the printing press is coming to a halt. the last of the papers coming off the press at "the news of the world," that now infamous british tabloid. rocked by revelations its reporters bribed police and eavesdropped on everyone, from the royals to everyday victims of crime. here is theeinal front page tonight. thank you, and good-bye, it says. the pape
news" -- cacabillionaire rupert murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world, help his family survive the scandal? and what's happening in one texas town that has boomers flocking there tonight? also, what the japanese women soccer team teaches all about defeat may be destiny. another good thing about geico is, they've got, like,e,eal live people working there 24/7. so like say you need to report a claim, alright. a real person n ll be there to help you. then you can use geico.com to view photos of the damage, track your claim, print an estimate. you want an english muffin? they literally hand you a toasted muffin with butter and jam. (sigh) whaa. tasty. that's, that's a complete dramatization of course, but you get my point. vo: geico 15 minutes could save you 15% or more on car insurance. mosquitoes or mosquito spray? huh. [ female announcer ] try the new design of off! clip-on repellent. lab tests show this sprayless repellent really repels. in minutes, its fan surrounds you from head to toe with effective, odorless protection. [ mosquitoes buzzing ] so don't spray it on. c
threaten rupert murdoch's media empire. >> we have this morning's "america's money report." >> good morning. topping america's money -- a deadline on debt. president obama and congressional leaders will meet again today to try to work out a deal on the federal debt limit and deficit, this after a rare sunday meeting at the white house. mr. obama says they have 10 days to reach an agreement. rupert murdoch is now in london, where a tabloid scandal is threatening his media empire. his paper "news of the world" folded for good yesterday, brought down by revelations that reporters hacked into voicemail systems. outrage over that scandal is likely to derail murdoch's latest mega deal for a british tv service. at the box office, "transformers: dark of the moon" hold on to the top spot. it's now the biggest domestic hit of the year with $261 million in sales so far. and today is 7/11, so guess which convenience store is offering up free slurpees. 7-eleven is offering free drinks. that's america's money. >> oh, you can use a slurpee today. it's
the newsstands. the news of the world's issued a full-page apology. its owner rupert murdoch is in london trying to handle the crisis around his media empire. the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the telephones hacking scandal. >>> nasa is word a piece of space junk may, close to atlantis and the international space station. the space junk is expected to make its closest approach on tuesday as the astronauts will be conducting a spacewalk. the shuttle crew will spend the next week on loading 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the international space station. >>> will and kate's no american tour is over. how was your first trip to the u.s.? >> thank you very much. >> after spending nine days in canada, they wrapped up their three-day stay in california. they visited zero in los angeles and then an inner-city academy of arts and participated in a polo match. then they stopped at a jobs fair for america -- for unemployed veterans. >> this is the last stop on our tour of north america the most important because it's about men and women who choose to put their lives on the
place. great. >>> in england, shock waves from the scandal that rattled rupert murdoch's media empire reached the british government today. a top aide to british prime minister david cameron, arrested. abc's jeffrey kofman now on the tabloid world out of control. >> reporter: when andy coulson was editor of "the news of the world," the paper he ran destroyed people's lives. >> i can't say anymore at this stage. >> reporter: arrested this morning, facing charges of perjury, bribing police, hacking people's phones in search of scoops. andy coulson is also uncomfortably the former spokesman of british prime minister david cameron, who, today, scrambled to distance himself. >>>> the press freedom does not mean the press should be above the law. >> reporter: but "the news of the world" was, which is why the famous and the powerful in britain have feared and loathed the tabloioifor years. case in point? remember when sarah ferguson was caught selling access to prince andrew? >> 500,000 pounds when you can, to me -- open doors. >> reporter: and this headline. when prince harry angerer his gi
it. i it really angry. >> if the paper is a flagship of the massive holdings of rupert murdoch here in britain. he also owns the "the times," "the sun," "the sunday times," "sky news," and others. today, the conservative prime minister david cameron announced two government inquiries. >> we are talking about murder victims, potentially terrorist victims, having their telephones tapped into. it is absolutely disgusting. >> at the center of the story is the head of the media empire of rupert murdoch and so far, she has resisted calls to resign in and take responsibility. there is no sign of the outrage here diminishing it. there is a mounting advertising boycott of the "news of the robert " ford is just one of the company's saying it does not want to be associated with a company that does not know where to draw the line. abc news london. >>> if president obama made history today with a treat, the white house hosting the first- ever twitter town hall. the president discussed a lot of things taxes, housing, veterans affairs, the space program, but his first-ever tweet was actually a qu
one of the biggest newspapers down in 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> princess in prison. she's been a royal for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness. inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper closed. former editor moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> all because there are allegations the newspaper was hacking into cell phones and an e-mail account of people and not celebrities but victims of murder. >> war widows from afghanistan and iraq. an incredible story. >> incredible to watch. >
" issued a full-page apology. rupert murdoch is in london to deal with the crisis. another of his properties, "the sunday times with >> reports that more arrests are expected. there are gone, but they will not soon be forgotten. will and kate's north american tour is over. earlier, a reporter asked kate how she liked her trip? >> how was your trip to the u.s.? >> i really enjoyed it thank you. >> it was a busy trip for the duke and duchess. they've visited los angeles's skid row and toured an arts academy. and then they stopped at a jobs fair. >> this is my last stop but it is a one of the most important. it is about men and women who choose to put their lives on the line for their country. >> will and kate later boarded the plane from los angeles and are headed back to britain tonight. this was the couple's first overseas trip since their wedding in april. >>> a big trip. >> many miles. >> nice weather in los angeles. a good thing they are not coming here because of the heat. many folks are headed out to the delmarva beaches. tomorrow looks like a nice day and a chance for thunde
's office and even one of the most powerful media moguls in the world, radio rupert murdoch. >> it's the end of 9 run and end of the world "the news of the world" that is no one here saw the end coming, the 270-person staff who will be losing their jobs tomorrow shell shocked. >> i am so proud of my colleagues who have continued this week, and absolutely trying and very personally and professionally difficult circumstances in such a professional manner. >> they may be professionals but this week some of the reporters and editors who occupy this office just a few years ago were habitual criminals, illegally hacking thousands of cell phones in search much juicy tidbits for sensational stories and getting scoop. the owner of "the news of the world" rupert murr fox is flying to london to try to contain the damage. >> we've already apologized. we've been let down. >> his multi-million dollar take over of the british skycam is in jeopardy. news corporation has vast media holdings around the world including fox news and "wall street journal" in the u.s. >> did the scandal take on the life of its ow
a four-page apology. rupert murdoch's style to deal with the crisis. another of his properties, the sunday times reports more arrests are expected over the phone hacking scandal that brought down the news of the world paper. >> >>> nasa is worried a piece of space junk will come dangerously close to villa gladys and the space station. it's expected to come close on tuesday. that's when astronauts will conduct a spacewalk. on sunday and the atlantis docked at the international space station and they will unload 7,000 pounds of equipment and supplies for the station. >>> we have a warning about its base camp targeting facebook users. >> and the european music service is coming to the u.s. >> a warning for facebook users. there are new scams on the social network. a video of casey anthony confessing to her attorney. and a second offer as applications for facebook's new video chat. there is no app needed. you are asked not to click on either of these. you can cosmopolitan magazine is going after new demographic. it will start offering cosmo for guys in a new application. it's like
scandal with rupert murdoch and the 9/11 victims. attorney general eric holder says he will meet with september 11 families and investigators are trying to determine whether a police officer turned private investigator was approached by a journalist from "news of the world" and offered to pay him for private phone records of 9/11 victims. >>> several people were arrested when rioters clashed with rioters -- with police in hollywood. this happened last night and police ordered them to leave. many started fighting and throwing bottles and smashing windows until officers subdued that would beanbag guns. >>> alex trebek may regret being a crime fighter. >> at 2:30 yesterday morning chasing a burglar down the hall at my san francisco hotel until my achilles' tendon ruptured and i felt in an ignominious keep. >>> the 71-year-old talks about the events. police arrested a woman for allegedly stealing cash and a bracelet and other items from his hotel room. alex trebek is on crutches and will undergo surgery tomorrow. >>> tough talk on the debt the debate -- john boehner >> tried to get
everyone. >>> rupert murdoch is in damage control mode over the growing phone hacking scandal at one of his british newspapers. murdoch arrives in london today. reporters for the 168-year-old "news of the world" are accused of hacking cell phones of crime victim, celebrities and politicians. three people have been arrested and the weekly tabloid is ceasing publication tomorrow. >>> the obama administration is sending a strong signal to anti-government protesters in searia. the u.s. ambassador to syria met demonstrators on the streets of the besieged city friday. hundreds of thousands greeted him with roses and olive branches. >>> citizens of the world's newest nation were literally dancing in the streets. south sudan is celebrating its independence from sudan after decades of civil war. south sudan is expected next week to become the 193rd country recognized by the united nations. >>> astronauts aboard "atlantis" will spend most of their first full day looking for damage. the liftoff of the shuttle went off almost without a hitch. a crowd of almost a million turned out to watch that launch.
to crush them on the pages of his paper, until now. >> rupert murdoch is a talented businessman, possibly even a genius, but his organization has grown too powerful and they've abuse thad power. >> reporter: even britain's prime minister elected with murdock's help, scram manied to distance himself. >> we are no longer talking about politicians or celebrities. we're talking about murder victims, terror victims having their phones hacked into. it is absolululy disgusting. >> reporter: and there was more. paper hacked voice mails of the families of britain's soldiers killed in iraq and afghanistan. for celebrities that saw their cell phones illegally hackck and been exposed to people offal worlrl finally people wewere listening. actor hugh grant smoke out on the bbc. >> you didn't care who got hurt as long as you were able to sell your newspaper. >> reporter: that's paul mcmullin, for more than a decade, a reporter and editor at "the news of the world." >> would you stop at anything to get the story? you would do anything. >> even breaking the law? >> absolutely. >> reporter: we learned the
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